The merry ships crew, or, Nautical philosophers [graphic] / Williams fecit.
[London] [Thomas Tegg] [ca. 1818]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.7 x 34.7, on sheet 25.2 x 35.9 cm
Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 9, no. 13080
Title etched below image. Publisher and date of publication from British Museum catalogue. Two lines of quoted text following title: "For all the happiness mankind can gain, "is not in pleasure, but in rest from pain. Dryden. Plate numbered "315" in upper right corner. Plate from: Woodward, G.M. Caricature magazine, or Hudibrastic mirror. London : Thomas Tegg, [1808?], v. 5. Also issued separately. Myers; May 1942. Bound in the set of five volumes, formerly owned by Henry Arthur Johnstone. Binding: red morocco with his initials stamped in gold on the front cover in a shield with crossed swords and three floral stamps above and one below; also four floral stamps on spine with volume number and spine title in gold: The caricature magazine. Leather endpapers with his ex libris blind stamped on front flyleaf -- a boat with large sail, with a cutout in the shape of the sun in upper left. 1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 24.8 x 34.9 cm, on sheet 25.6 x 41.8 cm. Leaf 13 in volume 5.
"A naval officer and a lady holding up a parasol walk arm-in-arm along the fortified quay of a naval port. He is accosted by a petty officer, hat in hand, and asks: "Well Mate! just come on shore? how did you leave the ships crew?" The mate: "Why Captain, I have left them all to a man the merriest fellows in the world--I flogged seventeen of them as your Honor commanded, and they are happy it is over; and the rest are happy because they have escaped." Behind, a sentry stands at attention. On the right a sailor wearing a top-hat makes a boat fast to the quay."--British Museum online catalogue.
Williams, Charles, active 1797-1830 [Printmaker] Tegg, Thomas, 1776-1845 [Publisher]
Johnstone, Henry Arthur
Etchings -- England -- London -- 1818 Satires (Visual works) -- England -- 1818
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